Nut intake and 5-year changes in body weight and obesity risk in adults: results from the EPIC-PANACEA study

Year Published: 2018


Eur J Nutr


Freisling, H Noh, H Slimani, N Chajès, V May, AM Peeters, PH Weiderpass, E Cross, AJ Skeie, G Jenab, M Mancini, FR Boutron-Ruault, M-C Fagherazzi, G Katzke, VA Kühn, T Steffen, A Boeing, H Tjønneland, A Kyrø, C Hansen, CP Overvad, K Duell, EJ Redondo-Sánchez, D Amiano, P Navarro, C Barricarte, A Perez-Cornago, A Tsilidis, KK Aune, D Ward, H Trichopoulou, A Naska, A Orfanos, P Masala, G Agnoli, C Berrino, F Tumino, R Sacerdote, C Mattiello, A Bueno-de-Mesquita, HB Ericson, U Sonestedt, E Winkvist, A Braaten, T Romieu, I Sabaté, J


Data from this study included 373,293 men and women 25-70 years old from 10 European countries. The aim was to look at the relationship between nut consumption (including peanuts) and body weight change over 5 years.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Compared to those who did not consume nuts, those who consumed the most nuts gained less weight over 5 years. Nut consumers also had a 5% lower risk of becoming overweight or obese.